I came across this picture today as I was cleaning my home office. I'm methodically working on all parts of my life to shed the excess, to de-clutter, to find peace and balance in the land of less. I was making steady progress until I found this picture of me from the days when I was at Nashoba … [Read more...] about reflections
Perspective is an elusive character who is often hard to hold onto with a clear, firm grip. What at first glance appears one way can slowly morph into something quite opposite. Often, this shift is like a whisper. Imperceptible, like the fine mist that hovers over a field one moment and disappears … [Read more...] about Perspective
I have realized something that I'm not quite sure I fully understand: I like feeling uncomfortable. The feeling of discomfort shows up in so many areas of my life, not by random coincidence, but because I have willfully turned in that direction. Feeling uncomfortable makes me feel … [Read more...] about on being uncomfortable
Cow bells have a very special meaning in my life. I first experienced the rush of ringing bells when riding in the PMC. Spectators line the route of the PMC ride, enthusiastically ringing bells while cheering on the riders. I loved the energy the bells create, and look forward to it each summer when … [Read more...] about Bells
October 16th is one of my favorite days. National Boss Day. A day to stop and appreciate the glory of being 'the boss'. Being the boss means having the opportunity to solve pressing issues like cracked ganache and leaky air hoses. It's a day when I appreciate keeping these dish washing … [Read more...] about Happy National Boss Day!
Last week, I taught a cookie class at Kitchen Outfitters. This class was a demo class - me on one side of the workbench, everyone else seated on the other side, watching. As I pulled my hair back into a ponytail, it suddenly occurred to me: Wow. I think I'm about to do a live cooking show. Enter … [Read more...] about Even real bakers struggle